11 May 2013

Private Dinner Party, Mark & Cindy Billington



I have been really busy at the beginning of this year's Wedding season so it was with excitement and considerable anticipation that I had a little intimate Dinner Party to look forwards to this Friday. I knew I was in for a treat as I have cooked for Mark and Cindy on many occasions and each time has been with the greatest of pleasures and a fantastic evening all round.

I popped over to Mark and Cindy's prior to their Dinner Party to discuss the food,  getting a list of their favourite ingredients. I then had total freedom with the rest of the menu planning which I absolutely love doing. Coming up with an exciting Prawn dish, followed by an all time favourite, Beef fillet Wellington was a brilliant start, but finishing off with a jazzed up version of Eton mess gave a superb menu all round.

The whole evening went amazingly, each course coming off as planned and delivering a fantastic line up of delectable flavours and contrasting textures. Mark and Cindy were fab, making me feel part of the party as always and it was a shame to finish up but I am sure it won't be long until the next time.






Menu


Canapes:
Pork Belly Satay, Cashew nut and Chilli,
x x x
Duck and Black pudding Terrine, Red onion chutney,
x x x
Bruschetta, Tomato, Spring onion, fresh Coriander,


To Start:
Saute King Prawns, Serrano ham, Garlic, Chilli, Basil,
Blush Tomato, Cheese and Basil Bread,


Main-Course:
Beef Fillet Wellington, Wild mushroom Pate, Parma Ham, Puff Pastry, Red Wine Gravy,
OR
Supreme of Guinea Fowl,

Chateau Potatoes, Green beans, Asparagus, Tender Stem Broccoli, Glazed Carrots,


To Finish:
Eton Mess, Strawberry and Elder flower Jelly, Honeycomb.











"Many thanks for yet another fantastic dinner last night. As always, you (and your food) made the evening. The king prawn starter was light and subtle with a nice spicy kick to finish, a perfect prelude to the Beef Wellington that was the best ever! The Eton mess was beautifully presented and tasted fantastic. I can't tell you how great it is to relax knowing that you'll compose and deliver a perfect combination. Cindy really appreciates that you took care of her dietary needs without her feeling short changed. Thanks again Gary, we can't wait until the next time!


Mark and Cindy



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